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by freeridenick
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Dodgy Dealers, Cheapest , Best Service etc..
Topic: Insurance deals
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Insurance deals

I wonder if it's bacause it's a thou? I've not had insurance for years, no road bike, so zero no claims but comparison site quotes are coming out at £140 (Hastings) upwards for Fully comp on a VFR800. I rang Bikesure yesterday and they quoted £260. I've yet to follow through on the comparison site o...
by freeridenick
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Kate Middleton and Prince William's police escort hits widow
Replies: 18
Views: 365

Re: Kate Middleton and Prince William's police escort hits widow

The problem is having the rules and laws to begin with. Something along the lines of the 10 commandments is all that is needed for us to be decent human beings, nothing more and nothing less as all the rest is trivial and only in place as a power trip for control and enslavement or as a revenue mak...
by freeridenick
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: i only went to looks, oops
Replies: 23
Views: 290

Re: i only went to looks, oops

Man, I wish some of your gung-ho would rub off in me and my decision making.
by freeridenick
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: Hello from the frozen north!
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Hello from the frozen north!

Welcome along. The black one in the background looks quite nice too. Not so sweet as yours, obviously.
by freeridenick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-stroke engine help SORTED
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: 2-stroke engine help

I took it apart again and the chirping wasn't a budgie but one of the screws holding the engine to the body has come undone and was catching on the flywheel when the magnet came round. I cleaned the plug up and now it's running sweet.

Thank everyone.
by freeridenick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Sprockets please
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Sprockets please

I'm looking for front and rear sprockets so I can experiment with gearing. Primarily I'd like a 42 tooth rear but a mix of stuff would be great. Maybe 43 rear and a 15 front too.
by freeridenick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Tyre changing stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Tyre changing stuff

Still in the look out. And for a compressor.
by freeridenick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2-stroke engine help SORTED
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: 2-stroke engine help

I finally got round to looking at the saw today. The filter was indeed in a horrid state so that got a good clean. The carb came off for a thorough clean too. The diaphragm was in good condition and nothing looked blocked. Plug gap was fine and a nice light brown colour, it also turned over easily e...
by freeridenick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: track day
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: track day

You'll be fine. Treat it like a ride on your favourite back roads, relax and enjoy. :thumbup:
by freeridenick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My first racing experience
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: My first racing experience

I doubt I'll be getting any lap records but the magic sub-60 second lap is a target. I've neer thought of the 'Storm as a big bike but it certainly felt it trying to chuck it around. That might have had something to to with being tense as wombles though. Looking at my race times it makes a huge diff...
by freeridenick
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: My first racing experience
Replies: 8
Views: 215

My first racing experience

As requested by Al, my full race report - one fall, two submissions but no knockouts - is below: Where, when and with whom: Three sisters, Sunday just gone, Preston and District Motorcyle Club. Qualifying for each class and two races per class meant two qualifying sessions and four races in a day. 5...
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ID Parade No.21
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: ID Parade No.21

Have you not packed this in yet :roll:.

That pretend motorcycle rider thing that was part of a shite song way back?
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: test ride
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: test ride

It can be temping to spend more even for just a few weeks. I'm looking at a VFR 800 circa two grand but a trip to my local Suzuki dealer has me thinking about something newer. They're looking to sell their DL1000 demonstrater. 500 miles, serviced and warranty etc, etc. Around £8k was their starting ...
by freeridenick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what have you done to your "bike" today
Replies: 18937
Views: 675247

Re: what have you done to your "bike" today

Rode it in its first race meeting. One fall, two submissions but no knockouts. Result.
by freeridenick
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Pimp Your Ride
Topic: a bit of spondoness.
Replies: 948
Views: 54478

Re: a bit of spondoness.

Same as KermitLeFrog said. Tuck it away out of sight but safe and dry then buy a VFR. I'll likely have one for sale in September :wink:

Bicycle is the other solution. They never go wrong and you'd be a proper good climber once your thighs have filled out.